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Improve The Usability Of Your Web-Dicussion-Databases

When you open a web discussion database (based on the template Discussion
Notes&Web (R4.6) or the Sametime Discussion Template) with a browser you are by
default directed to the About DB document which contains a link to the
dbname/($All)?OpenView.
To avoid that the user has to click this link every time he wants to enter the
discussion forum I added a HTML tag that automatically opens the discussion
forum after a specified amount of time.

PS. If you got several discussion databases based on the same design on your
server (like on a sametime server, where users can create their own forum) I
would furthermore recommend to add a field with the Database Title to the
forms "$$ViewTemplateDefault", "$$ViewTemplate for By Category" etc.. so
that the user knows which database he is currently browsing
Just add the following line as Pass-Through-HTML to the About -DB document:
&LTmeta http-equiv="refresh" content="10; url=/dbname.nsf/($All)?OpenView">

content := seconds to wait
dbname .... the name of your db

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